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Archive for the 'katrina' Category

Connecting the Dots, Texas-Bullseye Style

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt, Patriotism, Pride, Doublespeak and Empty Rhetoric.

CJR: CNN on CNN– Close-Up Navel-Gaze | Townsend Appointment

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Liz Cox Barrett examines CNN examining itself in this CJR Daily essay. Gal Beckerman’s piece on Bush’s appointee to investigate the administration’s Katrina response implies there might have been some politics and cronyism involved in the naming of Francis Fargos Townsend. You’re sitting down, right?

Bush Administration Official Arrested In Abramoff-Related Corruption Probe

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

The Washington Post reports Bush administration procurement chief David Safavian was arrested yesterday for allegedly lying to investigators and federal officials. Safavian’s recent duties include contracting policy related to hurricane Katrina relief coordination. A similar story appears in today’s New York Times. On page two, the following sentence is of special interest: His wife, Jennifer [...]

Don’t Hate Aaron Brown Because He’s Lame

Monday, September 19th, 2005

There are so many other reasons. Few of which are detailed here, but it’s worth a laugh, anyway.

Rove To The Rescue | Conservatives Turn Against Bush? | Oh Yeah…Iraq

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

CJR Daily‘s Felix Gillette examines the possibility of Karl Rove being crowned Reconstruction Czar. Google’s new blog search conveniently collates a wealth of overheated liberal opinion on the subject. Andrew Sullivan once again does a good job of articulating conservative dissatisfaction with Bush and links to some high profile examples. MSNBC reminds everyone there’s a [...]

FEMA For Kids Rap | (Brownie You’re Doing a) Heck of a Job

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

As heard on last weekend’s Le Show starring Harry Shearer: the FEMA page containing the RealAudio file. Here’s the lyrics: Disaster . . . it can happen anywhere, But we’ve got a few tips, so you can be prepared For floods, tornadoes, or even a ‘quake, You’ve got to be ready – so your heart [...]

STOP PRESS: BUSH EMBRACES FABLED ‘ACCOUNTABILITY’ PROCESS (With Some Reservations)

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

cnn.com [Updated 1:47PT]: “People Making Decisions Hesitated”

The Press and Roberts | Geraldo & Nudge Factor

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Gal Beckerman’s CJR Daily contribution today examines journalists’ role in the Roberts nomination. Howard Kurtz, of course, has his own ideas about the subject. Kurtz has also stepped in the defend Geraldo Rivera in charges of showboating made by the New York Times. I can’t make stuff like this up (but that doesn’t mean I [...]

President Kind Of Comments On Something About That Ex-FEMA Director Guy, Sort Of

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Wonkette has a transcription.

Make Levees, Not War

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Stay Free! reports that a friend is offering benefit t-shirts.